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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3250436
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 20, 2020

Job Description


POSITION TITLE:            Special Education ILP Teacher - Elementary       


FLSA:                               Exempt


REPORTS TO:                   Building Principal and the Director of Special Education


Terms of Employment:    184 day work year.  Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement.


August 31, 2020 Start Date.   Unit A 20-21 Salary Range



Job Goal:


The ILP teacher coordinates and provides children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities instruction in academic, social language, executive functioning skills,  leisure, and interpersonal social skill development. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The ILP Teacher will:


Provide systemic, individualized instruction in the general education classroom or special education setting, enlarge group, small group and 1:1 as needed by the students.


Teach critical skills across settings to assist students to generalize academic, social, communication/language, health, and life skills in relevant contexts.


Employ a variety of teaching strategies including Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) methodologies to teach skills across a student’s day. 


Provide instruction in a variety of formats and incorporate evidence-based curricula that best suit the individual student’s learning style informed by data.


Coordinate and facilitate communication with the general educator for planning and support of Specialized Instructional Assistants as needed.


Direct classroom support staff while communicating with administrators as needed.


Meet weekly with support staff to review student data and programs, curriculum, and student behavioral issues and provide informal feedback. 


Participate in district-provided safety and de-escalation training. Utilize skills and strategies as needed and in accordance with behavior management plans.


Oversee implementation of the IEP for students on caseload.


Meet with parents/guardians in planning meetings to communicate student progress and goals.


Use data to contribute to the development of the IEP for students on caseload and conduct necessary and assigned assessments to provide data for IEP development.


Complete academic testing for students on caseload during evaluation cycles.  


Perform other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.



  • Master’s degree in special education preferred.
  • DESE certification in severe special needs required. 
  • Good organizational and communication skills, experience in delivering 1:1 and small group instruction, ABA training with experience recommended.
  • Experience working with children diagnosed with ASD in inclusive settings is highly prefered.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Must be willing and able to physically manage students if needed. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community 



Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lexington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Kari Grossman , Human Resources Office Manager
    • 146 Maple Street
    • Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
    • Phone: 781-861-2580 x68048
    • Fax: 781-861-2582
    • Email: click here

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